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Re: proper feeding of plants
Following Jamie Johnson's comments:
I fertilize the water column and substrate. I've
probably said this before (even recently I think), but
I want to say it again because I believe doing this
has helped me immeasurably.
Divide up your dosage to the water column over the
week instead of once a week or so. This goes for
trace element suppliments and macro nutrients. My
plants get what they need and leave nothing behind for
the algae. In a conversation with Greg Morin of
Seachem, he said that it is actually better to do
things this way, but the label indicates adding once a
week because of convienience. Adding my stuff only
takes me 5 minutes a day. No big deal. Besides, my
tank is almost spotless when it comes to algae. I'm
sure this has something to do with it.
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